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Gill Arbuthnott - Author

Gill Arbuthnott: "I was born and brought up in Edinburgh, so completely failed to appreciate what a wonderful place it was until I'd lived somewhere else! I studied Zoology at St Andrews University, then did a couple of years medical research in Southampton, but I didn't take to the south of England… When I came back to Edinburgh I took up a biology teaching post, and I've been here ever since.
I'm married, have two children, one cat and occasional use of a snake. I live in the Bruntsfield/Morningside area of Edinburgh, where it now seems to be compulsory to live if you write (or perhaps to write if you live...).
I teach Biology part time, though it often feels like full time, and write whenever I get the chance, which isn't nearly often enough."


What is the maddest thing you have ever done?

Which of the mad scientists would you have liked to meet and why?

Which discovery would you have liked to have made?

What do you think is the best discovery made by a scientist?

It’s not an important discovery, but it has made a lot of people very happy… The discovery of how to make chocolate so that it starts to melt at the temperature of the human mouth!

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gill Arbuthnott

Dark Spell
Gill Arbuthnott
A brilliant, engrossing pre-teen fantasy from the author of Winterbringers and The Keeper's Daughter set in Scotland. Callie Hall has just discovered she's a witch and nothing will ever be the same again. Can Callie control her power and the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/04/2013
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The Giant Panda Party
Gill Arbuthnott - illustrated by Joanne Nethercott
How to make a birthday special – for a Panda! Sunshine is worried that no-one will remember that tomorrow is his birthday. He is sure it is going to be a very disappointing day. But he didn't know about Sweetie's...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/03/2013
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Lost at the Zoo
Gill Arbuthnott - illustrated by Joanne Nethercott
Take a delightful and unusual trip around the zoo as seen by Rory, a little mouse who has lost his owner. From the anteater to the penguin, all the animals try to help Rory find his owner but Rory's descriptions...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2012
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Crazy Creatures
Gill Arbuthnott
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A true story that's stranger than fiction. Find out about the bird that fights by being sick on you, the frog that can kill 1,500 people, the Bee Duvet of Death, plus many more...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2007
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